A new study by researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) indicated that mangrove deforestation rates in Myanmar greatly surpassed previous estimates, as more than 60 percent of the forest had been converted to other uses in the last 20 years….
Massive wildfires are burning around Rusia's Lake Baikal – world's largest and oldest freshwater lake – for the last month and a half, and the situation is now close to catastrophic. But as if that wasn't enough, experts are saying underwater lake habitat
One of the largest area studies of forest loss impacting biodiversity shows that a third of the Amazon is headed toward or has just past a threshold of forest cover below which species loss is faster and more damaging. Researchers call for conservation policy to switch
The Cantareira water system, largest of the six reservoirs that provide water to 20 million people living in the metropolitan area of Sao Paulo, Brazil is at 5.6% (as of January 20) of its capacity of one trillion liters (264 billion gallons), as reported by the water
Brazil’s Public Ministry acknowledged that the Sao Paulo water supply might only last another 100 days as drought conditions continue. The city with more than 20 million people is suffering its worst drought in at least 80 years. The most intense drought
The International Space Station (ISS) flew over several Amazon forest fires following the major highway BR 163. Those fires are used to clear patches of forest for agricultural purposes. This process is used to grab rich red-brown soil from forest for agriculture.Fires
European Space Agency (ESA) successfully launched its Proba-V satellite on May 7, 2013 aboard a Vega rocked. This new earth watching satellite was deployed into its Sun-synchronous near-polar orbit at 820 km altitude just 55 minutes after launch. According to
Leaders of Nicaraguan indigenous Mayangna and Miskito people warned that a rainforest in Nicaragua is under growing threat from illegal logging by landless people who have invaded the area. Indigenous tribes hold the title to the land of
The Amazon rainforest is shrinking at a rapid rate to provide land for farming and raising cattle. Each frame of the timelapse map is constructed from a year of Landsat satellite data, constituting an annual 1.7-terapixel snapshot of the Earth at 30-meter resolution.
Human land use activity has begun to change the regional water and energy cycles – the interplay of air coming in from the Atlantic Ocean, water transpiration by the forest, and solar radiation – of parts of the Amazon basin. In addition, it shows that ongoing